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question about keeping traction in utes and getting used to power. 290RKW.

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Traction control = Right foot you will just get used to it i mean there way more powerful cars on the road. That can break traction but its the drivers who choose to be sensible. With great power comes traction issues how we deal with them makes you Spiderman? or a good driver.
 

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Sounds like you and your friend are quite inexperienced drivers.

Good throttle control will sort ALL of those problems out. Perhaps you should consider taking a defensive driving course before adding more power to your already powerful car.
No points received for killing yourself in a crash.
 

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Sounds like you and your friend are quite inexperienced drivers.

Good throttle control will sort ALL of those problems out. Perhaps you should consider taking a defensive driving course before adding more power to your already powerful car.
No points received for killing yourself in a crash.

I did the ian luff motivation course 1 in a untuned vy tonner ls1 with rear leafs.. was good...
they are offering a performance only course now... certain cars have to meet a criteria...

Don't know where you got the whole "inexperienced driver" from?. Just havent been in a 300kw car before bud.
 

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I think the general consensus is as follows;

1. Get good tyres
2. Drive with traction control on when derping around town
3. If you plant it, you may experience traction issues, so be sensible where and when you do it
4. Defensive driving courses FTW. I did one when I was on my P's, amazing stuff to learn.
 

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I did the ian luff motivation course 1 in a untuned vy tonner ls1 with rear leafs.. was good...
they are offering a performance only course now... certain cars have to meet a criteria...

Don't know where you got the whole "inexperienced driver" from?. Just havent been in a 300kw car before bud.
Just calling it as I see it man. Don't get offended as I wasn't trying to insult you. Just suggesting that perhaps some more years behind the wheel would be a good idea.
 

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Experience beats T/C any day. Better to turn it off and learn throttle control than slam it let the electronics control it. That's why Motor GP is now boring but the old 500s were exiting racing.
 

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thanks for the replys guys.... i understand normal driving is fine but what i meant at the start of the thread if I happen to nail the car on the exit of the freeway ... or drop down to second on the freeway will i break traction and all **** would break loose is what I don't want...
Apparently you did an Ian Luff? driving course so WHY would you want to drop down to second gear on a freeway (presumedly 110 zone). That's just DUMB driving and a good way to kill people.
 

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Apparently you did an Ian Luff? driving course so WHY would you want to drop down to second gear on a freeway (presumedly 110 zone). That's just DUMB driving and a good way to kill people.

should of framed that one a bit better... to overtake in an emergency quickly as for example...
Threads pretty much been answered
on your way mate
 

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sorry but there is no reason to overtake in an emergency. Wouldn't slowing down be the better option there?
 

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drop down to second on the freeway will i break traction and all **** would break loose is what I don't want... same with launching off in 1st gear its just going spin its ass off. :D
Please don't drive on any South Australian or Queensland roads, I don't want to get a phone call saying one of my family member are dead thanks to a hectk driver with a 290wk ute.
 

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You drive a 6 speed and you're thinking of dropping it into second on the freeway? No matter the situation thats not smart or going to end well.
 

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Even with 3.9's I wouldn't ever consider second gear at freeway speeds.

Freeways have more than one lane so you can change lanes and overtake safely without having to do something idiotic.
 

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oh sorry. I completly forgot to add what diff gear im running. :) :) :) :)
 

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whats so wrong with dropping into second on 80km freeway to overtake?

this thread was just to ask what I was in for as I've never driven a 300kw car before and will 245 profile width be ample enough.... Which is in its own right thinking of safety....


its gone from constructive critism to abuse thinking im going to be a dick on the roads?

Ian luff stage 1 we are learnt to emergency overtake at speed then brake hard to enable abs off to the side in a different lane in worst case scenario...
but thats not even the point of this thread.

What If I told you if sit back and think for a second what the whole point of this thread is?
It all comes down to safety if you think hard enough
 
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What If I told you if sit back and think for a second what the whole point of this thread is?
It all comes down to safety if you think hard enough
^^agree with you bradizle

there's been a few posts picking up on you for your examples as opposed to saying good on you for thinking to ask about safety with regards to your power mods/upgrades - a nice contrast to say, a thread from a first time poster (and P plater) asking how to make their new auto V6 omega go faster!
 
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